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NECO Releases 2020 SSCE Results, 26,277 Candidates Get Five Credits

According to The PUNCH, the National Examinations Council on Thursday said 26,277 out of the 39,503 candidates who sat for its 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for external candidates obtained five credits and above including in English Language and Mathematics. The board’s Registrar, Prof Godswill Obioma, disclosed this at the council headquarters in Minna, Niger State, according to a statement by its Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani. According to the statement, 41,459 candidates registered out of which 39,503 actually sat for the examination. The statement also disclosed…

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NYSC Promises Not to Post Corps Members to Security Challenged Areas

NYSC Corps members will not be posted to security challenged areas of the country, the National Youth Service Corps has promised. NYSC Director-General, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, said this on Tuesday at the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Orientation Workshop held in Karu, Nasarawa State. He noted that this will take effect during its forthcoming 2021 Batch A Stream Two Orientation Course. “As the welfare and safety of corps members and staff is part of the policy thrust of my administration, we shall continue to work closely with relevant shareholders to evolve…

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NDLEA raids eateries selling drugged cookies in Plateau, Enugu

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have raided some eateries selling drugged cookies in Jos, Plateau and Enugu states. In a statement released by the agency, some arrests were made and hard drugs recovered during the raid. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau state capital where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa were recovered in addition to 48.726kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances. Some of the drug joints raided include KNL Lounge located along Lamingo…

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Impeachment: APC Threatens To ‘Expose’ Mbaka To The Vatican

Mbaka and Buhari Yekini Nabena, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, has cautioned the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, against making statements that could cause instability in the country, threatening to expose him to the Pope, Vanguard reports. Mbaka had called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to resign over increased insecurity in the country. Reacting to Mbaka’s statement Friday in Abuja, Nabena said it was unfortunate for a man of God “who is…

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IPOB: ‘One Nigeria Is Indeed A Joke’ – Nigerians Lambast NBC for Suspending Channels TV

NBC and Channels Television Nigerians have called out the National Broadcasting Commission for being a puppet of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the commission’s lack of professionalism in its decision-making process. This is coming after the NBC suspended and fined Channels Television for allowing a leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, to make secessionist and inciting declarations on air without caution. The decision has since stirred reactions as some Nigerians described the action by NBC as unconstitutional and oppression of the media. Some Nigerians who vented…

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BREAKING: Legislative Aides Shut Down National Assembly Over Non-payment of Allowances (Video)

Legislative aides protest at the national assembly Legislative aides have taken over the National Assembly complex protesting against owed allowances. The protest started on Tuesday at the upper and lower legislative Chambers. The aides earlier stationed themselves and blocked the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila whom they said has been feigning ignorance of their demands since 2019. Having done with the Speaker, protesters made deft moves to get the attention of the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan. They are yet to be attended to as of the time of this report.…

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2023: Tinubu Begins Distribution Of Rice To Kano Residents (Photo)

Bola Tinubu As the 2023 presidential election draws nearer, All Progressives Congress national leader, Bola Tinubu has commenced distribution of bags of rice and other foodstuffs to Kano residents. Recall that he had donated millions to victims of Katsina market fire incident. People were handed ‘Jagaban’ bags of rice, as seen in a video that surfaced on social media. Nigerian politicians are notorious for giving handouts, popularised as ‘stomach infrastructure’ by ex-Governor Ayo Fayose, to would-be voters before and during an election period. An Instagram username @mansurah_isah of Today’s Life…

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”4.5M People In Lagos Are Into Illicit Drugs”- NDLEA Boss Buba Marwa

NDLEA boss Buba Marwa According to Buba Marwa, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), 4.5 million people in Lagos state are into illicit drugs. Marwa said this during a visit to the Lagos NDLEA command on Tuesday, March 16. He ordered operatives of the agency to wipe out drug cartels in the state.  “In the country, an estimate of 15 million people belong to one or more aspects of illicit drug dealing. This means about 4.5 million people in Lagos state are into illicit drugs” he…

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INEC Planning To Make NIN Compulsory For Voter Registration

According to The PUNCH, it has been has been learnt the Independent National Electoral Commission is considering making the National Identity Number a precondition for registering voters when the continuous voter registration exercise commences in a few weeks. A national commissioner at INEC disclosed this during an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday. He said the NIN would help tackle challenges of underage voting, alien voting and other challenges associated with registration. The national commissioner, who wished to remain anonymous because he was not authorised to speak, said a final…

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Cargo Van Load of Pizza Delivered to National Guard Troops in D.C.

It’s far from a pizza party, but the National Guard troops stationed in the nation’s capital to keep the peace ahead of Inauguration Day are being treated to pizza on the reg … thanks to thoughtful donors. A cargo van loaded with stacks of pies was delivered to troops throughout D.C. Friday, from the popular local restaurant We, The Pizza. The pizza joint tells TMZ … it launched an initiative Tuesday for people to donate money to provide food for the National Guard, D.C. and Capitol Police and the fire…

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National Assembly Proposes N10bn As Presidential Candidate’s Election Spending

National Assembly Presidential candidates will be able to spend as much as N10 billion during campaigns after it was recommended by the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the Independent National Electoral Commission and Electoral Matters. The Panel also proposed an extension to the tenure of Local Government Chairmen, in the Federal Capital Territory, from three to four years. The Panel which met on Wednesday in Abuja also recommended that other elected officials of the six area councils which make up the FCT should equally benefit from the…

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NDLEA Arrests Three Travelers With 134Kg Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport

The suspects were arrested with cocaine Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have apprehended three persons with cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The suspects, it was gathered were arrested with 137.8 kilograms of cocaine on January 6 and 8, 2021 with the illicit drugs hidden inside hair relaxers, embroidery tailoring materials and shirts packaged with carbon and other oily substances to avoid being detected by the scanning machines. The suspected drug traffickers whose names were given as Okeke Uchenna and Azubuike Jeremiah Emeka…

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BREAKING: NECO Releases SSCE Results

NECO Results for the 2020 Senior Secondary School Examination, SSCE conducted by National Examinations Council, NECO is out. The NECO Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma, announced the release during a press conference at its Headquarters in Minna, Niger State. According him, the examination witness a two per cent increase of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects. The Registrar also disclosed that about 12 schools had been deregistered over their involvement in exam malpractices. The schools, he said, are four schools in Adamawa State, two in Kaduna State,…

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NIN: Huge Crowd Storm Lagos NIMC Office As Deadline Approaches (Photos+Video)

Crowd at NIMC office in Ikeja Nigerians numbering in their hundreds have besieged the National Identity Management Commission in Lagos to register for the National Identification Number. The crowd shunned social distancing, exposing more people to the dreaded coronavirus. This comes as the deadline for registration draws closer. Many are afraid of losing their lines should they fail to register. A statement by the NIMC shows that the exercise will close around February. The statement  said, “The National Task Force on NIN and SIM Registration met today  (yesterday). Resolutions reached…

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